New podcast: You, me & the UPC
Naomi Hazenberg and Charlie French kick-off our new podcast series. They provide insight into the world of the UPC and breakdown some of the key questions surrounding it.
Entitlement and Ownership
Rachael Cartwright discusses the importance of understanding which law will be applied when forming a patent exploitation strategy within the UPC system.
UPC jurisdiction – strategic options
Gregory Bacon and Amy Cullen consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of pursuing cases before the various Central, Local and Regional Divisions, as well as the implications of related cases outside the UPC.
Appeals in the UPC
Charlie French and Florence Plisner provide an overview of the key provisions relating to appeals in the UPC
Following the UPC's launch on 1 June 2023, Amy Cullen suggests some things to think about in these early days, as well as an overview of the fundamentals of the new Court.
Jurisdiction under the UPC
Aida Tohala discusses the jurisdiction landscape under the UPC and how "practitioners must navigate the interweaving threads of the UPC Agreement".
Unitary Patents and joint ownership
Ellen Lambrix and Victor Mound discuss the rules which determine the governing law of a co-owned Unitary Patent as an item of property, and the issues that parties should therefore consider agreeing contractually.
UPC without UK: “Opportunity to create a...
A “lost opportunity to have created something truly unique in the global patent marketplace; a hybrid of common law and civil law traditions”. Partner Brian Cordery shares his thoughts on the UPC without the UK.
A role for the UK Courts in a new world of UPC...
Will the upcoming UPC court live up to its promise of pan-European patent enforcement or will parties still look to the UK Courts for solutions? Matthew Raynor discusses.
The UPC and Jurisdiction
What are the jurisdictional opportunities and risks of the UPC? As the launch of the new court draws ever closer, Kate O’Sullivan discusses three key areas where jurisdiction could influence proceedings
Applicable Law in the UPC
With the UPC now firmly on the horizon, there are many interesting questions concerning the operation of the new system. Myles Jelf and Matt Raynor discuss.
Are your agreements ready for the UPC?
After a few false dawns, the long awaited UPC system will be here soon - Are your current and future agreements UPC ready? Bristows Commercial IP experts explain what to keep in mind.
Nearing the finish line?
Richard Pinckney asks if 2021 could finally see the opening of the beleaguered UPC.